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School of Law

SOLM247 Comparative Corporate Law (Not running 2021-22)

Module Description

Today almost all aspects of corporate law have become increasing international and globalised.
This module aims at offering a thorough analysis of corporate law from a comparative perspective. After an overview of the common law and civil law systems of corporate law and the mutual influences, the module will move on to examining core corporate law concepts in different legal systems. While the point of reference will be the UK corporate laws, focus of the module will also be on US (Delaware and Federal law where relevant) and continental European jurisdictions.

The analysis will also extend to other jurisdictions for relevant topics. Rather than a simple rule-based method, the module will adopt a problem-based functional method for certain key topics. The module aims to provide an understanding of the approaches taken by different jurisdictions to resolving fundamental challenges faced by companies. The module will increase the your knowledge and understanding of corporate law from an international and comparative perspective and stimulate a critical attitude towards the study of corporate law. The module will also improve your evaluation skills which will take into account context including different legal traditions in a corporate law context. You will also become capable of improving their skills for carrying out comparative legal research.

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

5,000-7,500 word essay

Credits

30 Credits